Jami Pugh (She/Her)

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I’m a licensed clinical professional counselor & board-certified registered art therapist at Counseling & Art Therapy Center of Chicago

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL

  • Individual

About My Clients

I work with adults seeking support for stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, life changes/transitions, and self-esteem. I specialize in supporting individuals who are experiencing challenges related to recent life changes, academic/work/professional stress, relationship stress, self-esteem/body image, and any symptoms of the mental health concerns listed above that impact a person’s quality of life.

My Background and Approach

My therapeutic approach is person-centered and strengths-based. I offer a validating, non-judgemental, authentic, collaborative, and supportive place for people to navigate challenges they are experiencing. I aim to offer a place for people to be open and honest and feel heard, accepted, valued, and respected. I work with people to identify barriers and challenges & collaboratively create a plan for getting “unstuck” and moving toward their values and goals. Some examples of what we might work on in therapy include processing thoughts and feelings, gaining new insights, building on their strengths, identifying new supports, learning and practicing new skills and reflecting on change over time. I use CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness-based, and motivational interviewing approaches in therapy. I’m trained in both counseling & art therapy and include art in therapy as clients desire. Art therapy focuses on the art-making process so art skills or talents are not necessary for clients to benefit.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Years ago, I chose my graduate school program because it was a school of social justice. Inclusivity, social justice, and equality have always been very important to me and those values are the core of my approach as a therapist. My work in various settings including community mental health, schools, inpatient & outpatient hospitals, residential settings, and private practice has allowed me meet and work with people of all ages and with many different backgrounds. Both personally and professionally, I've been shaped by these experiences. I provide culturally competent and trauma-informed care for adults. I welcome people from all walks of life, background, race/ethnicity, religion/spiritual beliefs, shape/size, gender identity, affectional/sexual orientation, disability, age, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for people to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Optum
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medical Resources
  • UMR
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


(872)252-7836 Email Jami
155 N Michigan Ave, Suite 325
Chicago, IL 60601

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